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Greener Than You Think


Published May 22, 2008


LibriVox recording of Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore.
Read by Lee Elliott.

Do you remember reading a panic-mongering news story a while back about genetically engineered “Frankengrass” “escaping” from the golf course where it had been planted? That news story was foreshadowed decades previously in the form of prophetic fiction wherein a pushy salesman, a cash-strapped scientist, and a clump of crabgrass accidentally merge forces with apocalyptic consequences. A triple-genre combo of science fiction, horror, and satire, Greener Than You Think is a forgotten classic that resonates beautifully with modern times. This is a faithful reading of a 1947 first edition text. (Summary by Lee Elliot)

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Date 2008-05-22
Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Run time 14:08:49


Reviews

Reviewer: jacked - - January 18, 2011
Subject: Long Book. Very Long.
The story is interesting to a point, but gets lost on a bunch of digressions. Like a war with the USSR. I don't know how many pages this book is, but it must be a couple of thousand. I've been listing to it for days and days and I'm only on chapter 4. Seriously, this is like a Tom Clancy book after they stopped editing him. If the author had been roped in a bit, it could have made for a very interesting story but it just goes on and on. I find myself not really caring where it ends.

The narrator has done a very nice job with the reading (I don't know how she stuck with it) and she speaks very clearly (thank you Lee!). The only thing I noticed that surprised me was that all of her character voices are Southern. Not a biggie in an otherwise very nice narration job.
Reviewer: mikezane - - January 12, 2010
Subject: Tough Call...
I didn't like this book, but not because anything was wrong with it, but because it didn't end the way I wanted it to end. I am not a big fan of being left hanging, although I realize that is part of the scariness of the story.

The reader was excellent, and I have no issues with the continuity, it is just not my type of story.
Reviewer: madhatterstamps - - November 25, 2009
Subject: Excellant Reader - - Lee Elliott
I loved the story and Lee Elliott's reading definitely enhanced the story. I hope she sees this and realizes how appreciated she was. Thank you Lee.
Reviewer: Pyrodin123321 - - November 9, 2009
Subject: Awesome!
Funny, creepy, scary story about deadly grass taking over the world. Very good!
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